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Maryland senior forward Dez Wells to miss 4 weeks with broken bone in right wrist

  • Maryland's Dez Wells (44) shoots over Iowa State forward Georges Niang (31) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Wells scored 34 points in a 72-63 win that gave them the CBE Hall of Fame Classic title.  (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Maryland's Dez Wells (44) shoots over Iowa State forward Georges Niang (31) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Wells scored 34 points in a 72-63 win that gave them the CBE Hall of Fame Classic title. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maryland's Richaud Pack, left, Dez Wells (44) and Michal Cekovsky (15) celebrate a 72-63 win over Iowa State in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Maryland's Richaud Pack, left, Dez Wells (44) and Michal Cekovsky (15) celebrate a 72-63 win over Iowa State in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

Maryland senior forward Dez Wells will be sidelined for at least four weeks because of a broken bone in his right wrist.

The injury occurred in Maryland's 72-63 victory over No. 13 Iowa State on Tuesday. Wells had surgery Friday morning in Baltimore, the team announced.

Coach Mark Turgeon says, "We will certainly miss our team leader. ... I am extremely disappointed for Dez."

Wells is averaging a team-high 16.2 points per game and is a big reason behind the Terrapins' 5-0 start.

Maryland hosts Monmouth on Friday night.